This blog is usually concerned with the intersection of science and policy, but I write it within several miles of the U.S. Capitol, hence I can’t resist to link here to Christopher Hitchen’s recent piece reviewing fiction about my home town.
Hitchens, recently diagnosed with cancer, remains one of the most intelligent writers of our time. And he really is funny, too. For loyal readers who aren’t from Washington, his piece gives you a flavor of its famous contradictions. Enjoy.